Mount Washington Cog Railway

On July 23, 2017, in New Hampshire, by admin
Mount Washington Cog Railway

Mount Washington Cog Railway (Click to Enlarge)

Here is a train starting its journey up the Mt. Washington Cog Railway.  The cog railway is a great alternative to walking or driving up Mt. Washington.  During the ride, conductors let passengers alternate looking out the front window of the passenger car.  This provides excellent views of the surrounding mountains.

One word of caution.  No matter how hot it might be at the railway station, pack warm clothes!  We went in July and it was pretty hot at the station.  By the time the train arrived at the top of Mt. Washington, the wind was howling, it was foggy, rainy and cold!

Washington Cog Railway: N44 16 14.41 W71 21 00.15

Brier Island Lighthouse

On July 21, 2017, in Nova Scotia, by admin
Brier Island Lighthouse

Brier Island Lighthouse (click to enlarge)

Another lighthouse.  This is Brier Island Lighthouse.  On this day we actually had nice puffy clouds, one of the few days during our entire trip.  This is a nice lighthouse to photograph, one of the few where you get the lighthouse and ocean in a nice composition.

We started our drive to Brier Island from the Town of Digby (the Scallop Capital of the World).  This was a scenic drive with involving two ferries.  Be mindful of your timing to ensure you don’t get caught up in two long ferry lines during the return trip.  The Balance Rock Trail is a popular hiking trail located between the two ferries.  If you delay your return to Digby you will get caught up in the crowd.

Brier Island Lighthouse: N44 15 06.30  W66 22 49.36

Glenora Distillery Barrels

Glenora Distillery Barrels (click to enlarge)

Here are some oak barrels at the Glenora Distillery outside Inverness, Nova Scotia.  Glenora claims to be the first single malt whisky distillery in North America.  Not being a big scotch fan, I would not know about such things.  I am a big fan of bourbon, and the barrels Glenora uses to age their scotch come from Kentucky and once contained my beloved bourbon.

From front to back, this was a bit of a deep image.  Instead of using a small aperture to increase depth of field, I used a larger aperture for a smaller depth of field.  I took three images and focus stacked them in Photoshop to get a sharp image front to back.  Click this link for a focus stack tutorial from B&H Photo (this tutorial is for macro photography but the theory is the same used for the above image).

Glenora Distillery: N46 09 11.91 W61 19 25.90